Rush into Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane; Holiday attractions open for limited time

Sweet Lights and attractions at Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane holiday attraction. It is open from now to January 1st.


Sweet Lights and attractions at Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane holiday attraction. It is open from now to January 1st.


     Hersheypark is hosting its most merry event of the year! Park visitors now have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite rides and attractions, festive experiences, a visit with Santa, and much more.

     The event is open now until Jan. 1, 2023, although it is worth mentioning that Hersheypark is closed on Christmas Day and open the days surrounding. 

     This year, Hersheypark is displaying more lights than ever. According to an article on the Hersheypark website titled Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, “more than 5 million twinkling lights deck the halls of Hersheypark® in celebration of the season! Get in the holiday spirit with our  guests’ favorite show, NOEL, featuring more than 250,000 lights dancing to classic holiday tunes. Then, stop by the Kissmas Tree display, see [their] iconic Kisses Fountain decked out in its holiday best, take a festive photo with your favorite Hershey Characters, and more.” 

     Junior Cara Dyke, says that she went to the light show and Hershey’s theme park last year and that she enjoyed her experience. Dyke states “[she doesn’t]  really have a favorite part, just all the lights combined are nice.” And she mentions that seeing how “they decorated the trees”, is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Dyke recommends this experience to others. 

     In Hershey’s Chocolatetown, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy rides on their “biggest coasters ever, Candymonium, delicious eats at [their] 3 dining experiences including The Chocolatier Restaurant Bar + Patia, sweet souvenirs from [their] retail shops, selfies in front of the iconic Kisses Fountain, and more!” 

     Park-goers can also see Hershey’s other attraction, TREEville, at the boardwalk. The boardwalk will be “decked with a festive trial of more than a dozen trees that share the stories of The Sweetest Place On Earth.” 

     For admission tickets, Hersheypark 2022 tickets “can be used any public operating day in any season through January 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted in your ticket.” For a 1-Day Ticket, visitors who are three years or older cost $52.95 (previously $76.95), and for a two-day Ticket, ages three and up cost $43 per day (previously $56 per day). To note, children who are two years and younger are free to enter. 

     Jim Cheney, from an article on Uncovering PA, mentioned when talking about Hersheypark Christmas Candylane that, “without a doubt, there’s a lot of festive fun to be had at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Whether you go just to experience the lights, love the thrill rides, or want to check out the more tame attractions, there’s a bit of something for everyone during Christmas at Hersheypark” in his review.